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0X15 CBNT 1 Tj AND NEWARK ADVERTISER ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J„ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1911. RAIN TONIGHT; WEDNESDAY CLOUDY. EDICT TOO i LATE, SAY LEADERS] “Treachery” Is Cry of Chinese Rebels; No Faith in Sincerity of Throne’s Advisers. MANCHU PRINCES FAVOR MASSACRE Supplementary Edicts Are Issued Today Granting Even More Radical Con cessions to People. ■f* t Latest Developments * | In Chinese Situation. % % X j. Entire Chinese imperial court X i in state of terror. J J, 4. Ail edicts regarded by rebels as 4. insincere and treacherous. ? •f* + Manchus angered, many favor- + ? ing massacre for revenge. J + 4 + Supplementary edicts issued to- K 5 day offering further radical con- £ X cessions. + X Legations advising both Chi- ? 4. ncse and Manchus to take refuge 4. X 'n ®ase of trouble behind Meth- T T odist mission, most easily de- d -5. fended section in Peking. 5 4* + PEKING. Oct. 31 e—The state of terror which tin* taken possession of the en tire imperial court was further evi denced today by a long list of edicts supplementing yesterday's remarkable proclamation and offering further con cessions of the most radical character. Today's edicts Indicate that even though the dynasty survives Mnncliu rule Is at an end. • Tbe-..transfer even of the cabinet offices to native Chinese is or dered, and the throne swears that "hereafter Manehus and Chinese shall be regarded equally," meaning that the elaborate system of Manchu pensions which are now paid to practically ever.- member of the race will be dis continued and the Manehus left to earn a Jiving by their own enterprise. All today’s edicts, like that of yes terday, are written in the first person, as coming from the infant Emperor himself. This is unusual, and is ap parently a device adopted by the throne's advisers in a pathetic attempt to create among the people a feeling of personal loyalty for their sovereign. The edicts make a complete capitula tion to flic demands of the National Assembly, and even go so far as to of fer extravagant praise to the rebels for bringing about the great reforms whleh are promised. The throne abjectly ac knowledges Its Incapacity, pleads Ig norance of affairs, nsks that Its lapses lie pardoned.and requested the assistance and ndvlce of all eltlr.ens. Finally It makes a hysterical effort to rally Chi nese and Manehus alike to the royal standard by hinting at grave foreign dangers which it thinks should he faced by a united China. In his struggle for existence, the in fant emperor even condemns many of his own closest relatives. The present officialdom, he declares, has not sought the interests of the people, but only its own pocketk. The revolutionists are unimpressed hy the flood of edicts from the em peror. They declare that the dynasty’s 1 partial surrender has come too late. Moreover, they do not trust the throne, , regarding their present positon as too strong for yielding to promises which they feel are insincere. The revolutionist* point out that *uch edicts ns these, wherein the throne’* own appointee* and relative* are called thieve* and scoundrel*,- do not feud to encourage confidence. Wlint the edict* state regarding the method* of the present adiiilul*trntorM I*, of course, ad mitted by the revolutionist*, but the throne** plea of Ignoranee hitherto I* t regarded a* Inercdlble. But while the edicts have apparently ! failed of their hoped-for effect in con ciliating the rebels, they have stirred up a most formidable opposition from a new source. The announcement Hint uio*t of he Menchu office holder* mu*t go. and that nil the limit in. pension* will he cut off ini mod inf el} produced « pronounced tll*nft'ectiou in the rank* of the Man elm*. and many member* of till* race at once began talking in favor of a massacre revenge. Officials prominent among the native j Chinese profess to have information: that Prince Tsai Tao, uncle of the baby emperor, is willing to lead tiie mass< < re party. Prince Tsai Toa is well kflown in Europe and America. Throughout the day the foreign lega tions, tile missions and even private; houses occupied by foreigners were be sieged by both Manehus and Chinese. | who sought protection from each other. Watch for the List of Entries to the STAR’S Great Automobile Endurance Run! Bogey Cop Will Get You Ef You Don't Look Out. *Y ONIGHT the goblins gather for a grand festivity In restaurants and parties for a spooky jubilee, In costumes gay, and colors, with '•M sorrw put to rout; But the bogey cop'll git you Ef you don’t watch out. Y OU hadn't better all be leery hf the sidewalk, don't you Jnow, And not tickle folks with feathers nor try to scare 'em so; And you hadn't better sprinkle tal cum powder round about, Or the bogey cop 'll get you, ef you don’t watch out. y ITT EE rolks should be in bed and sound asleep at eight; The spookly man'll get 'em If they stay out late; The little goblins are afraid of spooky things, no doubt, And the bogey cop’ll get you If you don't watch out. J F you should move some fellow's home to some far-distant lot Or carry off a garden wall to some secluded spot. Or turn the whole town upside down and scatter things about, / The bogey cop'll get you, If you don’t watch out. G. AV. W. GOOD-BY, ROTTEN WORLD, HE WROTE Then Turned on Qas—Uniden tified Man Will Probably Die in Hospital. “No more aobeai anti plain*. (Vooil bf, rollen world. The (irrnl Master will take care of me.” That Is the note left by an unidenti fied man about 60 years old, who at tempted suicide today by inhaling illuminating gas In a furnished room at 241 Plane street. He will probably die. Mrs. Heinz, the landlady, while going through the house, detected the oror of gas and traced it to the stranger's room. He was found lying on the bed with the tube attached to a gas jet, which was turned on full while lit’ held the other end in his mouth. The man [ was rushed to Ct. Michael's Hospital, I where he remained unconscious, despite efforts of physicians to revive him. Mrs. Heinz declared the man hired the room yesterday, but as he looked respectable she did not Insist on his name at once. In the stranger’s room was found a slip of paper with the names of Mrs. ! E. II. Britton and H. A. B. Bruce on it, but no addresses. The'police' are in vestigating the ease In an effort to es tablish the man's Identity. TURKEY RETAKES l TRIPOLI FORTS Italians Forced to Abandon Their Guns, Ammunition and Provisions. CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 31. The Turkish troops, with their Arab allies, have retaken two forts at Tripoli and forced the Italians to entrench them-I selves within the city after abandon ing large quantities of guns, rifles, am munition and provisions, according to a telegram from Itahmi Bey, the deputy for Saloniki, who Is now at Tripoli. The message, which was received by the Tanln at last midnight, adds: "The Italians were unable to resist the fierce assaults of the Arabs and were compelled to retreat. "The Italians still hold three forts. The Arabs are displaying remarkable heroism and hope to recapture the 1 city.” M++-H"H'+’H'++'('i+-H+H'++++++’H't++++’l'MW+'HH++'H-++++* | Entrants in STAR Auto f Run Confer Tomorrow f * T f 2 All entrants and drivers in the» ■f* STAR’S auto endurance contest 2 Friday are requested to attend a v* conference in the STAR office to- j 2 morrow night and receive instruc- ! a tions. The rules and regulations 4* will be gone over In detail, so that J there will be no confusion at tin-1 J last minute •r To further make the contest a 2 success, the STAR will send out a X Packard car an hour before the 4* event begins Friday to distribute 2 confetti as a guide to the entrants + and to post red Hags and lanterns v at dangerous points. 2 The prizes for the winners have 4. been received at the STAR office, •f* Gold badges will be given to the 1* successful drivers. X The committee went over th« 2 course again yesterday and found 2 that it would he necessary to make •'r c. slight change in the route just as it nears Mendham. The main X road al this point it undergoing re. J pairs, and tlie following change has ? 1’oen made: "Taking up the mile- £ age at 28.2. the detour is at for..: X turn sharp to right, oross bridge + and railroad tracks at grade X (27.1m. t: pass fork (27<2ni,); at brick X sclloolhoiise lake left fork and Im- + mediately beyond turn sharp lo left X (27-in.): cross bridge and railroad X tracks and Just beyond turn shunt T lo right (2k..7m.) into the main road. X which follows to Mendham.” All of g the roads are in excellent condition + 1 and the weather promises to hold X good. ' jf \ Besides thirty-two ears, three big X auto tracks have been entered t i X go over the course and will be sent away fifteen minutes prior lo p,,. X pleasure ears. They are a Mats. X 2>4-ton: Johnson. 3-(on, and Com- + mer, 4’4-ton. • X MURDER f PLEA IS HALTED \ Atty. McDermit Had Not Seen Indictment. Wanted the Case Quashed. READS DOCUMENT IN COURT ROOM Prosecutor Mott Then Re fuses to Allow MacFar land to Enter Plea--No New Date Set. Through a disagreement between counsel, Allison .MaoFarland, the ad vertising manage.', who Is charged with wife murcler, did not plead today be fore Judge Davis, although lie was in court to do Bo. MaoFarland was taken to court a few minutes after 10 o'clock and was called to the ha:. As Prosecutor Mott started to read the Indictment, how ever, Frank M. McDermit, the pris oner's counsel, stepped forward and in terrupted "X deslro I# make a motion to quash the Indictment," he said. “On what grounds?” demanded the prosecutor. "On the ground that 1 have had no chance to examine the Indictment to sec if it Is correct." Prosecutor Mott turned to the court officers, motioned toward MacFarland, and snapped, "Take him back." "I have a right to see the indict ment,” said Mr. McDermit, appealing to Judge Davis. “Mr. McDermit knows that he asked that this man be pleaded today," put in the prosecutor. “Yes, Xiut I haven't had a chance to see the indictment.” “It's been in tlie clerk's office for a week,” shouted the prosecutor. “I want to see it before a. plea is taken," persisted Mr. McDermit. "Well, you know, Mr, McDermit." said Judge Davis amusedly, “I don't propose to get down from the bench and hand you the indictment." When Mr. McDermit did finally read the indictment through, and said lie was willing to have the prisoner plead, ' Prosecutor Mott had apparently be come indifferent. "I will not plead him today," he re- i marked and walked from the room. When asked when he would have! MacFarland brought into court again. , he said: “Oh, I don't know. In a couple of days, perhaps." i MAY HANG WOMAN IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. Unless President Taft or death Intervenes, a woman will be hanged In tile national , capital November 20. The District Su preme Court yesterday affirmed the sentence of Mattie Lomax, a negress, | condemned to die for murdering her! husband. A petition bearing 50,000 j names has been presented to the presi- 1 dent uslcing clemency for the woman. ; The prisoner is now critically ill and i may not live to see the day set for her j execution. KEPT FROM HALLOWE’EN CELEBRATION, ENDS LIFE BRADFORD, Pa., Oct. 31.—Because her mother refused to allow her to celebrate hallowe'eu with a party of hoys and girls Mary Hays, 15, ran to her room and shot herself through the head. She lived only a few minutes, j _ WILSON IS FLAYED; BY E.C. STOKES IN BANQUET SPEECH “Not a Creator, but an Adopter.” Former Governor Says of Executive. TELLS DINERS OF ORIGIN OF HIS PET ENACTMENTS “They Are Not Creations of Wil son, but Simply Amendments to Former Statutes.” LFrom a Starr Correspondent.] MORRISTOWN, Oct. 31. Unique fori its demonstration of enthusiasm and optimism the Morris County Repuoli* can Committee held its annual honor ary dinner in Morristown today. There were 540 men present, who listened to addresses by former Governor Stokes. Judge William Penn Runyon, of Plain held, and United States Senator Frank O. Briggs. Judge Runyon said: "I’m glad one; man (Stokes) has raised Ills voice against the methods and ways of the present administration.' In referring to the State executive he said: ‘ It has been my policies or no poli cies: my ways or no ways. We have a sample of his policies (Martine) in Plainfield.” Former Governor Stokes attacked Governor Wilson. “Take the corrupt practises act, the employers’ liability act, tlie public util ity act and the Geran law," said former Governor Stokes. “They are not the creations, the children of Governor i Wilson. They are simply amendments I to statutes already on the bokks." The corrupt practises art, he went on to show, had its origin through the Republican party in 1906, the public utility act in 1907, the employers’ lia Ullity act in 1909. The Geran law. he said, was merely an extension of the direct primary law of 1907. “It has been made‘more cumbersome and more expensive,” he asserted. "All these are the children of the Republi can administration, and none of them are children of his own." Former Governor Stokes also said that not even the commission form of government is Governor Wilson’s own idea, but that it is simply the ex pression of civic bodies, in many and various municipalities. “Governor Wilson is not a creator," lie exclaimed. “He is an adopter''' Mr. Stokes defended the record of the Republican party during the sixteen years it was in power. Besides former Governor Stokes, a number of other prominent men made addresses, including United States Senator Frank (>. Briggs, Vivian M. Lewis, William F. Runyon, of Plain- ; field, and Assemblyman Thomas F. Me Gran, of Paterson. Former State i Treasurer Daniel 8. Vooorhees was j toastmaster. The dinner took place a' noon at Republican headquarters in Siegel avenue. ON TRIAL FOR KILLING HIS WIFE WITH AN AXE -* JERSEY CITY, Oct. 3t.— Jose.ph Ki viathowski is on trial in the Hudson County Court of Oyer and Terminer for the murder of his wife in their apart- j ments in tin' rear of 313 Henderson street, this city, on the night of April 13 last. He is ( harged with cutting open her head with an ax and after, doing this, with pretending that he found her dead when he came home from work. The trial, which is being conducted | before Common Pleas Justice John A. I Blair and a struck jury, will probably j come to a close late today. TORNADO WIPES OUT TOWN iN TEXAS, INJURING TWO] SAN ANTONIO. Texas. Oct. 31. The; town of Thelma, eighteen miles south, of San Antonio, was practically de-1 strnyed, two persons were hurt and ! damage, the amount of which has not been estimated, was done to crops by a tornado yesterday, according to news j received her* early today. Thrilling es-j capes are reported. . —y— - - MOTORCYCLE BEATS TRAIN. YVINSTKI). c onn. Oct. 31. Mounted on a motorcycle. I.-lnyd Holcomb raced* bis father. John Holcomb, passenger engineer on the < • ntral New England] railway, from Collinsville to Winsled, I a distance of twelve miles. The boy! won by a narrow margin, arriving at | the local station in time to dismount before the train driven |>y his father j pulled in. CHOLERA AT BENARES. BOMBAY, Oct. 31 'IZhere has been a sudden and virulent outbreak of cholera j among the members of the Royal] Scots regiment at Benares. During the! twenty-four hours ending this morning 1 there were eighteen cases, with flv.e j deaths 'I he Warships llliiiiilimled. New Jersey Ontml fer:; boats will Pa e Jer sey (•;!,■ Terminal st*itlon Tuesday and Wed- I nc-MiJay evenings. <> tover 31. and No.etnber l. at 7 and 7:3ft o’clock. '■ 'rip around the treat j naval fleet at an-'’Or i?> \o*-th River. Splendd j chance to view magnificent dtuMrlc nageaihi Hound trip 50 cert'- See tin:*-tablet for eon I naming trafna.—Adv VIGOROUS PROBE STARTED IN BIG OIL BARGE EXPLOSION Chief Counsel for McNamara Brothers Prominent Figure in Murder Trials McNamara Case Talesmen Given Chance to Vote, but Trial Goes on Undisturbed I .OS ANOKI.KS. Cal.. Oil. 31. Coi'ItT convened In the MeXantarn trial today without visible reminder lhat the l.os Angeles primary election was being held, and that Job (landman, one of the counsel for the defense, was seeking the mayor-, altv nomination. Harriman "as absent, but tins lias1 been the case during most of the clos ing days of the primary light. It was said that lie would remain in tin- case j regardless of the outcome of the! primary and final election. All the talesmen were taken out t*• I vote, except those living outside th city. Attorney Harriman in his cam palgn has denounced the city admin- t Jstratlon for voting and paying about j $21,000 from a special fund placed n. the Mayor’s disposal for services of detectives employed In the Times dyna miting case before arrests were mad. Frank Frakes, an Elizabeth Lake farmer, with a laugh which Infected tic I court room, was the first talesman *o| he examined when court opened today. | Fra ken. w ho is a resident of Los An-1 gelcs coumy. fives about 100 miles | away, lie said he took a weekly paper | only and was too far away from flu*' scene of the disaster to be positive in his opinions about what caused it. It was known definitely at the opt-fl ing of court today that under Judge Hord well's rulings the defense will have to get. along without exercising ( < hallefiges against talesmen on the ground that they are opposed to tin* infliction of tlie death penalty, it being held that this challenge enn be ex ercised only by i h• stale. Minister May Be Indicted for Murder in Hour Set for Wedding BOSTON, Oct. SI, WHKN Ihe rase of Kev. Clarence \ . T. Richeson, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Cambridge, who is charged with murdering Miss Avis l.innell, was called in the Municipal Court today, the tearing was postponed until November 7. The minister was in court only two minutes Rlcheson. whose neat appearance had been remarked everywhere while he enjoyed his liberty, could scarcely be distinguished from ihe other prisoner;: when he <»nie into court. ICs face w as haggard and pale, and Ids clothes appeared Ill-fitting. I Ahoui the hour today llial he was to he married lo Miss Violet K(Inlands, the Brookline heiress, the grand jury Is expected to return its Indictment ' charging the preacher with the murder of Miss Avis l.innell, ihe girl sweet- '• heart he is accuHed of having poisoned. i nen* are only iwn Witnesses t> i e examined when tin* grand Jury recoil - venes hi o'clock tiiis afternoon. It will not take long to hear their tes timony, and by f« o'clock, th« hour at which the accust d preacher was to have made Miss Mdmamls his wife, the in dictment vill probably be reported Indication that RPdiesori's lav.yers are paving the way for a defense of insan ity in ease the.> see no way of escaping tiie net of circumstantial evidence which tile .State is weaving about the preacher was given today. Several witnesses wore brought from Myannis this morning to be questioned concerning suggestions that RP-heson was adopted to tlie use of drugs V detective employed by the defense was ai II.vannis yesterday searching for a man who is reported to have told his " if° tliat lie sa w Richeson just bc»f »r« ||H left his pastorate at Ffyannis run ning wildly along a wood road leading to Rewis Bay. According to the report. Richeson was bareheaded and without j M ,0nt and was brandishing his arms] in the air and shouting at the top of] his voice. Other residents who have stated that j they noticed Richeson acting strangely st times are being looked for by the] detectives, and it is believed that the] object is to obtain evidence to pyove ] (Continued on Second I* it go.) Hustler \m!» Sifter SnveN ( oil. Macknet & Dorimui Co.. 7I« Broad street —A«J. Supt. Gasser Begins Investigation in Ac cident Which En-( dangered Thousands.) HUDSON COUNTY ' TAKES ACTION Pure Oil Co. Officials Claim That Gasoline and Oil on Barge Did Not Ex plode. Following tlie almost miraculous es cape from injury and death of the 6.ft0ft employees In the Clark Thread Works. <\ Albert Gasser, superintend ent of the bureau of combustibles and fire risks, will investigate the situation of the huge oil tanks of the Pure OH Company, Fast Newark. In which 800, 000 gallons of gasoline, benzine and naphtha are stored, as a preliminary to taking steps t«> protect the Newark property-owners along the river-front. A rigid probe was started today by Prosecutor Pierre G. Garven, of Hud son county. If that vast amount of explosive oil had been Ignited by the blowing up of the steel barge yesterday at the Pure Oil Company’s dock, almost directly beside the giant tanks, not only would the plant of the Clark Thread Com pany have been wrecked, but evenry buildig with a large radius would have been wrecked. The damage could hardly have failed to extend to Newark river-front property. All k««t Wvrark U aroused at the terrible fate It so barely r-ncaped. The explosion that was averted would have had the force and effect of an earthquake. As It was the engineer of the fated barge was killed and two other victims may not live. Their condition is un changed today. Prosecutor’s Detectives McDonald and Ross, of Hudson county, have been detailed on the case and investigated last night and early today. Cornelius A. McGlennon. Mayor of Fast Newark, said to an Evening STAR reporter today. "I wish a full investigation of the blow-up, and I certainly shall cooperate as much us possible In the county in vestigation. The plant was located in East Newark before 1 was Mayor.” A remarkable statement wag ob tained from S. W. Haas, manager of the Pure oil Company, today, which shows the appalling danger of the tanks of exploding oils. The only thing that exploded on that barge," he said, “was the sma*l tank supplying the engine. It had be tween ten and twenty gallons of gas oline In it. We found the big gasoline tank intact." ' If twenty gallon*; caused an explo sion that tore that heavily-built steel barge apart, blew two men and the pilot-house out into the river and cast flaming wreckage a great distance Into the stream what would happen if tha big tanks exploded?" Mr. Haas was asked. 'file prosecutor’s detectives investi gating the explosion sent for a photog rapher to take pictures of the wrecked boat, the big tanks and the relative positions of all the surrounding build ings. They ordered that nothing should be touched until all the photographs hud been taken. Edward Kenny, counsel for the Pure oil Company, said that he had made a thorough investigation of the explo sion. and that it was a complete mys tery to him. He said both tanks of gasoline were found intact; that the fuel oil had not burned, and that he knew of nothing on the boat which could have blown up. ABANDONED BABY TAKEN SICK MAY SOON DIE The 8-weeks-old boy which was aban doned Sunday night at the stoop In the rear of 16H Belmont avenue has con tra* t«*;| diphtheria. It was learned to day at the Babies’ Hospital. The in fant’s condition is regarded as critical but the hospital authorities are doing all in their power to save it. LOSES $250 BY TAKING LAND FIGHT TO COURT. After being offered $1,5'JO as a sett le an nt in condemnation proceedings, Mrs. Kanzleiter. who kept a restaurant near the Clay street bridge, was award ed $!.‘Joi> in the Court of Chancery to day by Vice-Chancellor Emery. Prop erty on which Mrs. Kanzleiter was a tenant was condemn*d some time ago when tlie street was enlarged and the Clay street bridge was constructed. . Mrs. Kanzleiter had a five-year lea«e and she mated notoriety by refusing to vacate. She held the fort until she was forced out by the workmen, who came in to tear down the building.